An Education Designed for Girls

UN Girl Up

St Patrick's College has Townsville's first United National "GIRL UP" club under the UN Foundation banner.

The St Patrick's College GIRL UP club forms the international mission activities of our Mercy Girls in Action community service program. 

There are more than 1800 GIRL UP clubs worldwide. .Girl Up clubs are “champions of change” and work to support programs that give girls in developing countries the equal chance to access education, health etc.


Since the launch of Girl Up in 2010, we’ve partnered with the United Nations to support comprehensive programs that give adolescent girls in developing countries an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence.

The UN partners we work with include:

  • International Labor Organization (ILO)
  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)


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St Patrick’s College Townsville
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Townsville Qld 4810

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